With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new “Weekend Reads” tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top reads and trending topics on GC4W news:

1. Jo Palmer Provides Remote Work for Rural Women

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Read more here. https://gc4women.org/2021/05/18/the-future-for-working-moms-lessons-from-the-pandemic/

“Remote work” took on a whole new level of momentum in 2020, as businesses everywhere needed their staff to work from home.

“It’s progressed at the speed of light,” Jo tells Women’s Agenda. “Remote work is the expectation, the norm, even as people are returning to offices.” The idea that “work is what we do, not where we go” swiftly became a reality across the spare bedrooms and kitchen tables all over the world.   

And now Jo’s seen first-hand the shift the remote working revolution has created in the opportunities now available across Australia, especially for those living regionally and remotely who never had access to some of the roles city-based workers were able to pursue. She says job candidates are now saying upfront where they live and negotiating their positions accordingly – rather than waiting until halfway through the hiring process before revealing their location. 

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2. Meet 3 Students Who Started Side Hustles in Quarantines

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With ample downtime during the pandemic, many college students pursued side hustles and started their own businesses during quarantine. While not every college student opened their own Etsy shop, many finally had the flexibility to turn hobbies into additional sources of income, and in some cases, dream businesses. I spoke with three college students about what it was like starting a side hustle during the pandemic, and how they plan to operate their small businesses this fall. For Yael, a 22-year-old student at McMaster University, having downtime during quarantine provided mental clarity and motivation to start her own business. 

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3. A Positive Update on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 12

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If you’ve been holding your breath in anticipation of an updated timeline for COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 12, you can let it out now: We’ve got news.

Pfizer expects to have enough data collected by the end of September to support an application for emergency use authorization for its vaccine in kids ages 5 to 11, according to NPR

For kids ages 12 to 15, shots became available in May 2021 after the vaccine-maker applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization in April. Given that timeline as a model, we can hopefully expect shots to be available for kids ages 5 to 11 sometime in October. 

“We’re hoping to have authorization—depending on both results and, of course, a few decisions—not too long after the school year starts,” Dr. Phil Dormitzer, chief scientific officer for viral vaccines at Pfizer, told NPR.

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4. 10 Tips to Make Your Child’s Transition into Middle School Easier

Read more here: https://gc4women.org/2021/05/19/reduce-stress-during-finals/
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Looking back, what made middle school more manageable for my kids than perhaps (at least some) other kids is that I talked to them a lot – about what to expect, how to handle peer pressure, how to steer clear of drama, and how to use the time effectively to prepare for high school when the bar is really raised. My kids didn’t go through middle school alone. They had me right beside them coaching and guiding them when they needed help navigating the sometimes tumultuous waters.

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I can’t guarantee that your child will sail through middle school, (I’m not sure anyone does), but I hope the lessons I learned in the trenches with my own kids will make their transition into middle school a little less turbulent and a lot more enjoyable. Here are 10 tips to make your child’s transition into middle school easier.

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